Post your Questions & Topics for tomorrow’s AFTVnewscast 51

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I’ll be live streaming this week’s episode of the AFTVnewscast, at this link here, tomorrow at 1:30pm PT, as I do every Friday. Post your questions or topics in the…

Fire TV parental controls can now prompt you for a PIN before launching restricted apps

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Amazon Fire TV devices have always had the option to block apps under their parental control settings. The problem was, there was no easy way for an adult to bypass…

You can now opt-out of Ad Tracking on the Amazon Fire TV

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The 5.2.1.1 software update for Fire TV devices introduces a new option that allows users to opt-out of ad tracking within apps. The option can be found in a new…

Yesterday’s Amazon device sale was not a “Fire Sale”

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Several third-party retailers, like Best Buy, B&H, Toys R Us, Sears, and others, put a large number of Amazon’s devices on sale yesterday, including the Fire TV and Fire TV…

Fire TV Software update 5.2.1.1 (551203220) begins rolling out

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A new Amazon Fire TV software update, carrying version number 5.2.1.1 (551203220), has just started rolling out to devices. Currently, I only have confirmation that the Fire TV 1 is…

Dozens of local news apps have just arrived on the Amazon Fire TV

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Hearst Television, Inc. has just released 26 local news apps for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Most, if not all, of the apps offer live streams of…

Fire TV 1 running latest 5.2.1.0 software version is vulnerable to QuadRooter exploit

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QuadRooter is a set of four new Android vulnerabilities that affect devices with a Qualcomm chipset. The first generation Fire TV running the latest software version, 5.2.1.0 (Build 550145120), is…

NFL Sunday Ticket app possibly coming to the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

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A big sore spot for Fire TV owners who are football fans is the lack of a NFL Sunday Ticket app on their devices. It looks like that may change…

Amazon announces fall premiere dates for their original shows

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Amazon had a busy day yesterday at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills where stars, producers, directors, and executives spent the day talking to press about…

Amazon Fire TV Stick on sale for $24.99 and Voice Remote Bundle for $34.99 at Best Buy

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Best Buy currently has the Amazon Fire TV Stick on sale for $24.99 and the Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote for $34.99. Both of those prices match the recent…